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Fortress in Byurakan & Around

Amberd Fortress

Constructed on a ridge above the confluence of the little gorges of the Amberd and Arkashen streams, this majestic stone fortress dates back to the 7th century but its current buildings date from the 12th century. I…
Observatory in Byurakan & Around

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory

A large research staff observes and studies the stars through five observational instruments at this Soviet-era observatory complex, focusing on research into instability phenomena. Contact the observatory in advanc…